תפקיד: ראשת הפרויקט וחוקרת ראשית בפרוייקט חקר האמנות והתרבות החזותית היהודית

מייל: nsarig@post.tau.ac.il

טלפון: 03-6407040

קורות חיים

Academic Studies and Post-Doctoral Fellowships
2009/10 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI, U.S.A.). Topic of the Year: "The Culture of Jewish Objects"
2005/6 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (PA, U.S.A.): Ella Darivoff Fellowship. Topic of the Year: "The Jewish Book: Material Texts and Comparative Contexts"
2000 Ph.D., Art History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dissertation: "Torah Binders from Denmark", submitted to Prof. Bezalel Narkiss
1983 M.A., Art History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (magna cum laude)
Thesis: "Late Sixth Century Metal Ampullae from Jerusalem", submitted to Prof. Bezalel Narkiss
1978-1980 Complementary courses in Art History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1977 B.A., Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva (magna cum laude)

Current Professional Activities
2014- Academic consultant, Wolfson Museum, Jerusalem
2007- Senior Researcher and Project Coordinator: Jewish Art and Visual Culture Research Project, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University

Previous Academic and Professional Experience
2014 Visiting Professor: Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
2012-2014 Adjunct Faculty Member, School for Eretz Israel and Jerusalem Studies, The Lander Institute-Jerusalem Academic Center (until closure of the Lander Instiute)
2010-2012 Guest Curator: Klau Library, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati (OH, U.S.A.)
2011-2012 Department of General and Interdisciplinary Studies, Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University
2009-2010 Scholar in Residence, Yeshiva University Museum, New York: Study of the collection of Torah Binders
2007-2014 Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Art History, Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University
2006-2007 Assistant Editor, Center for Online Judaic Studies (COJS), New York, Jewish Art and Visual Culture Section
2005-2006 Scholar in Residence, Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt (Jewish Museum), Frankfurt am Main (Germany): Catalogue of Jewish ceremonial objects
2004-2005 Assistant Professor, Department of History, Lander Institute for Jewish Studies (formerly Touro College), Jerusalem
2004-2005 Instructor-Doctor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem
2002 Scholar in Residence, The Jewish Museum, New York (U.S.A.): Study of the collection of Torah binders
2001 Scholar in Residence, Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum), Amsterdam (The Netherlands): Typology of Dutch Jewish Art
2000 Instructor-Doctor St. Petersburg Institute of Jewish Studies (Russia), on behalf of the Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1999 Instructor-Doctor, Carsten Niebuhr Institute, Copenhagen University (Denmark)
1999 Instructor-Doctor, Faculty of Theology, Lund University (Sweden)
1998-2005 Instructor-Doctor, Department of Art History: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Central College for Teachers' Training, Tel-Aviv
1993 Scholar in Residence, Kunstindustrimuseet (Museum of Decorative Art), Copenhagen (Denmark): Corpus of Danish Torah binders
1992-2005 Assistant-Lecturer/Instructor-Doctor, Department of Jewish Art, Interdepartmental Division of Judaic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan
1990-1992 Curator and Administrative Director, U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem
1989-1992 Assistant-Lecturer, Center for Continuing Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1988-1992 Instructor, Martin Buber Institute for Adult Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1984-1987 Assistant-Lecturer, Department of Art History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1980-1989 Editor of "Current Events" and "Recent Publications" (1989-1986 also "Forthcoming Events" and "Muse News"), Journal of Jewish Art (later Jewish Art), Jerusalem
1980 Researcher, Synagogues and Ritual Objects, Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1979-1986 Researcher, Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts, Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979-1986 Section Head)
1977-1979 Instructor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem
1977-1979 Teaching Assistant, Department of Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
1976-1977 Assistant, Judaica Department, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Recent Professional Activities
2008-2009 Board member, Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem
2008-2009 Board member, U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem

Previous Museological Expertise
2012 Academic supervisor, "Les 'Mappot': narratives de Belfort – un heritage juif alsacien", WIZO-Afula and Municipal Gallery of Afula
2011-2012 Adjunct member, accreditation committee, Department of Museum and Visual Arts, Ministry of Culture and Sport
2008-2009 Member of the Scientific Committee and Co-Curator: "Religions and Philanthropy: Artifacts, Symbols and Material Culture in the Mediterranean Areas" (virtual exhibition), M.I.S.P (Master in International Studies in Philanthropy), University of Bologna
1994,1997,2001 Member, Exhibition Committee, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan
1990-1992 Curator and Administrative Director: The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem
1988 Exhibition Curator, "Sie werden lernen von deinen Worten": Herzog August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (Germany)
1988 Exhibition Curator, "Jüdische Scherenschnitte von Archie Granot": Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Braunschweig (Germany) (Co-Curator: Wilfried Knauer)
1987 Exhibition Curator. "Books on Jerusalem": The 13th International Book Fair, Jerusalem
1976-1977 Assistant, Judaica Department: Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Professional Honors, Awards and Fellowships
2008-2014 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture: Research Grant "Jewish Life in Southern Germany in the Late Sixteenth Century: A Study Based on 8º Hs. of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg
2004 Dansk Jodisk Museum, Copenhagen (Denmark): Invitation to the Inauguration (Guest of the Dansk Jodisk Museum, the Mosaiske Troessumfund, and the Dansk Kunstinudustri Museum, Copenhagen)
2001 Jüdisches Museum, Berlin (Germany): Invitation to the Inauguration (Guest of the German Federal Republic)
1999 Josef and Régine Nachemsohn Foundation, Copenhagen (Denmark): Research Grant
1999 Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Mordechai Narkiss Memorial Prize for Jewish Art
1993 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York (U.S.A.): Scholarship
1993 The Danish Ministry of Culture and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Research Grant
1992 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Doctoral Students' Travel Grant
1991-1992 Franz Rosenzweig Research Center for German Jewish Literature and Cultural History, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem: Doctoral Students' Research Grant
1988-1989 Robert and Clarice Smith Foundation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Doctoral Students' Research Scholarship
1987 Herzog August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (Germany): Research Grant
1987-1990 Friedrich Naumann-Stiftung, Berlin (Germany): Research Grant
1985-1986 Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Doctoral Students' Research Scholarship
1980 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Misgav Yerushalayim Prize for the Research of Oriental Jewry: Research Prize
1977 Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Mordechai Narkiss Memorial Prize for Jewish Art
1974 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva: Prize for Academic Excellence

Keynote and Guest Lectures
2015 Ludwig-Miximilians Universität, Munich, Seminar für Judaistik: "Johann Jacob Schudt und sein opus Jüdische Merckwürdigkeiten: die erste ethnographische Beschreibung von Juden und Judentum" (Guest lecture)
2015 Uppsala University, Faculty of Theology, Forum for Jewish Studies: "My Art, My Person, My Judaism: Jewish Identity in Art" (Guest lecture)
2015 Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies: "Transforming Text into Image: Biblical Imagery in Jewish Art" (Guest lecture)
2014 Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Seminar für Judaistik: "Frankfurt's 'Jewish Notabilia' ('Jüdische Merckwürdigkeiten'): Ethnographic Views of Urban Jewry in Central Europe around 1700": "Reading Johann Jacob Schudt in Three Dimensions of Visual Culture" (Keynote speaker)
2014 Bet Tfila - Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa (Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe), Technische Universität Braunschweig: "Dura Europos: Pompeii of the Syrian Desert" (Guest Lecture)
2013 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms- Universität Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Werkstatt Baukultur Bonn: "Waß ist der Stadt?" "Dura Europos" (Guest lecture)
2013 University of Oklahoma, Schusterman Program of Judaic & Israel Studies: "Jerusalem of Gold: The Holy City in Jewish Art"; "Jerusalem in Christian Art" (Guest lectures)
2012 Universität Erfurt, Katholisches Forum im Land Thüringen, Thüringisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie: "Einblick in die Bibel. Bilder zur Bibel und das Bilderverbot in der jüdischen Kunst" (Guest lecture)
2011 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Historisches Seminar, Abteilung für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur: "Jerusalem aus Gold: Die heilige Stadt in der jüdischen Kunst" (Guest lecture)
2010 Ohio State University, Columbus, (OH, U.S.A.) Melton Center for Jewish Studies: "Looking at the Haggadah for the 101st Time: An Art-Historian's Perspective" (Guest lecture)
2010 Ohio State University, Columbus, (OH, U.S.A.) Melton Center for Jewish Studies: "On the Banks of the Euphrates: Jews, Christians and Pagans at Dura Europos" (Guest lecture)
2010 Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati (OH, U.S.A.), The Field Memorial Library Lecture: "How am I a Jew? Reflections on Modern Jewish Art and Identity" (Guest lecture)
2009 Ruhruniversität Bochum (Germany), CERES–Centrum für Religions-wissenschaftliche Studien, International Consortium for Research in the Humanities: "Dynamics in the History of Religions": "The Jewish Life-Cycle with a Christian Tint: Wedding Customs in Early Modern Germany as a Test-Case" (Guest lecture)
2009 Michigan State University, East Lansing (MI, U.S.A), Jewish Studies Program in cooperation with the Department of Art and Art History and the Kresge Art Museum: The Stanley and Selma Hollander Annual Lecture on Jewish Art and Music: "Re-Inventing Jewish Identity: Modern Jewish Art" (Guest lecture)
2007 Koblenz Universität (Germany), Institut für Kunstwissenschaft: "Einblick in die Bibel. Bilder zur Bibel und das Bilderverbot in der jüdischen Kunst"(Guest lecture)
2007 Katholische Akademie Trier (Germany): "Religiöse Koexistenz an den Ufern von Euphrat und Tigris: Eine kunsthistorische Betrachtung am Beispiel der Sakralbauten in Dura Europos"(Guest lecutre, within the framework of the exhibition "Constantine the Great")
2007 Jüdisches Museum München, Von Bayern nach Eretz Israel – Auf den Spuren jüdischer Volkskunst: "Mein Herz ist im Osten, meine Seele ist im Westen: Das Leben eines jüdisch-bayrisch-israelischen Sammlers jüdischer Kunst"(Inaugural lecture on the opening of the exhibition by the same name, 10.7.2007)
2006 Haverford College (PA, U.S.A.), Department of Religious Studies: "A Jewish-Christian Dialogue Viewed through an Art-Historical Prism: Bernard Picart as an Historian of Dutch Jewry" (Guest lecture)
2006 Princeton University (NJ, U.S.A.), Program in Judaic Studies: "Image, History and the Hebrew Book" (Guest lecture)
2004 Lund University (Sweden), Faculty of Theology: "Jewish Art as a Historical Source" (Guest lecture)
2002 Cleveland State University (OH, U.S.A.), College of Arts and Sciences: "The Uniqueness of the Danish Torah Binders" (Guest Speaker, on the occasion of the publication of For Every Thing a Season: Proceedings of the Symposium on Jewish Ritual Art)
2000 Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, New York (NY, U.S.A.): "Ashkenazi Wedding Customs in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period" (Guest lecture)
1999 Gerhard Mercator-Universität Gesamthochschule Duisburg (Germany), Fachb. 1: Philosophie: Religionswissenschaft-Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Fach: Jüdische Studien: "Between the Pen and the Paintbrush: Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts in Dialogue" (Guest lecture)
1999 Universität zu Köln (Germany), Kulturwissenschaftliches Forschungs-Kolleg "Medien und kulturelle Kommunikation": "The Art of the Hebrew Book"(Guest lecture)
1999 Annual Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Jewish Studies, Stockholm (Sweden): "Childbirth Rites in Ashkenaz: Denmark as a Case-Study" (Keynote speaker)

Invited Academic Lectures in Conferences
2016: Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel: 15. Jahrestreffen des Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreises für Barockforschung: "Der Körper in der frühen Neuzeit: Praktiken - Rituale – Performanz", Performing Gestures of Prayer: A Glimpse into Liturgical Practices in the Early Modern Period
2015: Göteborgs Universitet & Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala: "Nouiter in lucem data: iudeorum secreta. Johannes Pfefferkorn's Campaign against the Jews: Antisemitism and Ethnography in the Sixteenth Century": Synagoga veritas? Synagogue Descriptions in the Eyes of German Hebraists
2013: Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Schlossbibliothek, Rudolstadt: "Rudolstädter Judaika": Torah Binders: Embroidered, Painted, Printed
2012 Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg in Zusammenarbeit mit den Beauftragten für das UNESCO‐Welterbe der Landeshauptstadt Erfurt und dem Thüringischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie, International Workshop: "Zu Bild und Text im jüdisch-christlichen Kontext im Mittelalter: Even Without a Colophon: Images as Agents of Bibliographic Data
2012 Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Institute of Judaic Studies, International Conference: "Ashkenaz at the Crossroads of Cultural Transfer": Transported, Transformed, Transposed: Jewish Material Cultural Goods in Early Modern Ashkenaz
2012 Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stutgart in Stuttgart-Hohenheim (Germany), Interdisziplinäres Forum "Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur in der Frühen Neuzeit": A Study in Two and Three Dimensions. Illuminated Manuscripts as Historical Sources
2010 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI, U.S.A.): Colloquium: "Reading Art: Text, Image and Interpretation: Early Modern Ashkenaz as a Test-Case"
2010 Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), Käte Hamburger Kolleg (IKGF): "Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe", annual conference: Modes and Modals of Attraction: Between Mundane, Sanctified and Holy: Re-Defining Jewish Ritual and Ceremonial Objects
2009 Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs, St. Pölten & Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Vienna (Austria): "Jüdische Volkskunde im historischen Kontext": Sowing the Seeds of the Pomegranate: The Journal Rimon-Milgroim and its Role in History of Jewish Art
2008 University of Bucharest (Rumania), Faculty of Letters, The Goldstein-Goren Center for Hebrew Studies, The Second Goldstein Goren Conference: "The Language of Jewish Culture: Between Hebrew and the Vernacular": From Mnemonic Hebrew to Medieval German in Late Medieval and Early Modern Illuminated Manuscripts
2008 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Conference dedicated to Bezalel Narkiss: in Memoriam: Between the Oaks of Mamre and the Garden of Eden: Some Notes on Abraham's Hospitality
2007 Lander Institute for Jewish Research, Jerusalem: "Mifgashim" Colloquium: "Handnote": History and Development of the Torah Pointer
2007 Hochschule für jüdische Studien in collaboration with the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum, Heidelberg (Germany): "Jüdische Sammler und ihr Beitrag zur abendländischen Kultur der Neuzeit (Patronage and Collecting, a Tribute to Western Culture. Jewish Patronage and Modernism": From Munich to Jerusalem: Dr. Heinrich Feuchtwanger's Salvation, Vision and Passion of Jewish Art
2007 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Deutsche Forschung Gemeinschaft and the Historisch-kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrum, Mainz (Germany), "Genizat Germania": Images Tell a Tale: Artwork in Service of Context
2000 The Open University, Institute for History, Philosophy and Judaism: Crowns for Virgins and for Brides – Images in Medieval Art
2000 Cleveland State University, Cleveland (OH, U.S.A.): International Symposium on Jewish Ritual Art (in conjunction with the exhibition "For Everything a Season: Jewish Ritual Art in Cleveland"): Danish Torah Binders: Traditionalism and Uniqueness
1998 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, "Jewish Life in Ashkenaz: A Collector's Perspective. An Homage to Dr. Heinrich Feuchtwanger on the 100th Anniversary of his Birth": The Angel of the Covenant: Elijah's Chair and Customs of Circumcision Among Ashkenazi Jews
1999 Menasseh ben Israel Institute for Jewish Social and Cultural Studies and the Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), "(Re)Presenting Dutch Jewish Ceremonial Art": Linking the Past to the Future: A Centenary of Documenting Jewish Art
1999 Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Internationalen Wissenschaftsforum der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany), Internationales Symposion: "Schöpferische Momente des Europäischen Judentums 16.-18. Jahrhundert": How Italian are the Venice Minhagim of 1593?
1999 Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mordechai Narkiss Annual Memorial Lecture and Prize Award: Tradition and National Identity in Danish Torah Binders
1998 Emunah College, Jerusalem: The Annual Conference on the Design of the Hebrew Letter: Hebrew Micrography as Art
1996 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, International Conference in Honor of Bezalel Narkiss' 70th Birthday: King David, One Harp and Three and Four Crowns
1989 Israel Museum, Jerusalem: 25th Memorial Anniversary of Dr. Heinrich Feuchtwanger: Jewish Art in Franconia: The Painted Sukkah from Fischach
1987 Herzog August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (Germany): "Changing Forms of Visual Poetry": Micrography: Scribal Art in Hebrew Manuscripts

Papers in Academic Conferences
2015: Tel Aviv University, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center: "Hadar Mitzvah: The Jewish Neighborhood in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period: Interrelations and Aesthetic Considerations": Synagoga Christiana: The "Mayerische Synagoga in Greiffswalde
2015: Uppsala Universitet and Götheborg Universitet: "ʽNoviter in lucem data-iudeorum secretaʼ. Johannes Pfefferkorn's Campaign against the Jews: Antisemitism and Ethnography in the Sixteenth Century": Synagoga Veritas?Synagogue Descriptions in the Eyes of German Hebraists
2014: Tel Aviv University, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center: "The Jewish Neighborhood in Christian Cities: The Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period": Performance of Miẓvot and the Creation of a Jewish Space
2014: European Association for Jewish Studies, 10th Congress, Paris: Wedding Rites and Customs in Ashkenaz: The Christian Perspective
2013: Sixteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem: In Search of the Patron: On an Illuminated Manuscript from the Early Modern Period
2013 Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, and Institut für Kunstgeschichte and Universität Basel, Kunsthistorisches Seminar: "Memory and Journey. Dimensions of Israeli and Jewish Art": Jewish Art: Fact or Fiction?
2012 University of Haifa: "Mifgashim – Encounters": Hidden in Clues: Patron and Recipient of an Early Modern Hebrew Manuscript
2010 Center for Jewish Studies, City University of New York, and the United Congregation of Israelites of Jamaica, the Institute for Sephardic Studies of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the University of the West Indies, Kingston (Jamaica): "The Jewish Diaspora of the Caribbean": The Crown of our Heads has Fallen: Mourning Customs of the Portuguese Jews
2010 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (MI, USA), The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies: Looking at Genesis 18: An Art-Historian's Perspective
2010 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI, USA), Annual Colleoquium: "The Culture of Jewish Objects": On Reading Art: Text, Image, and Interpretation in Early Modern Ashkenaz
2009 Society for Jewish Art and Yad Ben Zvi, Jerusalem: "Central European Jews in Jerusalem: Jews of Central Europe: The Yekkes in Jerusalem": Bavarian-Zionist-Orthodox Yekke: Dr. Heinrich Feuchtwanger and his Judaica Collection
2009 World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem: 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies: Iconographic Riddles and Some Solutions in the Marriage Scenes of a Late Sixteenth Century German Manuscript
2008 Tel Aviv University, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, "Jewish Art in Context: The Role and Meaning of Artifacts and Visual Images: Perils of Birth: A Study of Folk Belief in Ashkenaz in the Early Modern Period
2008 The 27th Inter-University Conference on Jewish Folklore in Israel: "Passages – New Observations: 75 Years Anniversary of the Immigration of Raphael Patai to Jerusalem": The Fish that Replaces the Hare: Parents' Blessing of their Offspring in Jewish Art of the Early Modern Period
2006 Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (PA, U.S.A), Twelfth Annual Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies: "The Jewish Book: Material Texts & Comparative Contexts": A Trialogue between Image, Custom, and Text in the Passover Haggadah
2005 First International Conference of the SIEF Working Group, in association with the University of Malta Junior College, Msida (Malta): "The Ritual Year": The Sabbath in a Jewish Home in Germany in the Early Modern Period
2005 Institute of Jewish Art, Department of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan: Colloquium marking the inauguration of Ars Judaica, The Michael J. Floersheim Memorial for Jewish Art: A Key to the Sabbath: Rite and Ritual of the Jews in Southern Germany in the Late 16th Century
2005 Association for Jewish Studies, 37th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (U.S.A), "Behold, to Us a Child is Born": Late-Sixteenth-Century Depictions of Childbirth Rituals in Southern Germany (Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Bibliothek, 80 Hs. 7058)
2004 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 36th Annual Conference: "The Jew and the Other": The Engravings of Bernard Picart as a Mirror of Jewish Life in Amsterdam in the 18th Century
2003 Tel-Aviv University, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts: Motar Conference: "The Journey and its Representations in the Arts": A Journey in Black Onto Death: Rite and Ritual Among the Spanish and Portuguese Communities
2003 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dinur Center for the History of the Jewish People, Center for the History of Dutch Jewry: The Tenth International Symposium on the History of the Jews in the Netherlands: Colloquium for the Study of Dutch Jewry: Mourning in Black: Funerary Customs of the Portuguese Jews
2002 Institute of Jewish Art, Department of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan: The 4th Conference on Jewish Art: "Painting the Words: The Verbal and the Visual in Jewish Art": In Word and Image: Interrelations between Reality, Literature and Visual Art
2002 European Association for Jewish Studies, 7th Congress, Amsterdam (The Netherlands): "Jewish Studies and the European Academic World": Bernard Picart: Text, Image and Material Culture
2002 Lehrstuhr für Jiddistik, Universität Trier & Lehrstuhl für Jiddische Kultur, Sprache und Literatur, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Germany): V. Symposium für Jiddische Studien in Deutschland: Gender im Sefer haMinhagim (Venedig 1593 und 1601) – zum Verhältnis von Text und Bild
2001 Tel-Aviv University, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts: Faculty Conference: "Art and Craftsmanship – Affinity and Boundaries": Academic Artists, Manuscript Illuminators and Workshops for Folk-Art: Jewish Art in Denmark as a Test-Case
2001 University of Leeds, (U.K.): International Medieval Congress: Educating the Lay? Children and Women in Sefer haMinhagim from Venice
2001 World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem: 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies: May he Grow to the Torah: A Rite of Passage Depicted on Cloth
2000 Tel-Aviv University, The Annual Conference of the Forum for Women's Studies: "Women and Society in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance": Interpreting the Images of Women in Sefer haMinhagim
2000 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 32nd Annual Conference: Appeasing the Demons in Commemoration of the Destruction of the Temple
2000 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Department of Jewish History, International Conference, dedicated to Prof. Eric Zimmer: "Rule and Rite in Ashkenaz": The Godfather and Elijah the Prophet: The Chairs for Circumcision in Ashkenaz
1998 European Association for Jewish Studies, 6th Congress, Toledo (Spain): Seating Elijah the Prophet and the Godfather at the Circumcision
1998 The 17th Inter-University Conference on Jewish Folklore in Israel: "One Hundred Years of Studies of Jewish Folklore: Nationalism, Ethnicity, Pluralism": High Art, Folk Art and Decorative Art: Reflections towards a New Definition
1998 Association for Jewish Studies, 30th Annual Conference, Boston (MA, U.S.A.): The Jewish Woman and Her Minhagim"
1997 Institute of Jewish Art, Department of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan: 3rd Conference on Jewish Art: Messiah Between 'Shefokh' and Rebuilt Jerusalem
1996 Institute of Jewish Art, Department of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan: 2nd Conference on Jewish Art: Crowns on David's Head
1995 Institute of Jewish Art, Department of Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan: 1st Conference on Jewish Art: Minhag within a Minhag: Torah Binders from Denmark
1994 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 27th Annual Conference: "Ecology and Environmental Protection in Jewish and Israeli Art": Back to Life: Jewish Genizot from Germany
1994 European Association for Jewish Studies, 5th Congress, Copenhagen (Denmark): Torah Binders from Denmark: Preliminary Report
1993 Holy Land: International Congress for Folklore and Culture, Nazareth: The Torah Binder: A Re-Evaluation
1993 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 25th Annual Conference: "Hidden Judaica": The Custom and Usage of the Torah Wimple: A Revision
1992 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 25th Annual Conference: The Tradition of the Torah Binders
1991 Oxford University (UK), Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, International Conference on Yiddish Language and Literature: New Gleanings on Minhagim Illustrations
1991 Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Third International Seminar on Jewish Art: Minhagim Illustrations – Sacred and Secular
1989 World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 10th World Congress of Jewish Studies: The Zodiac Signs and the Labors of the Months in the Minhagim of Venice, 1593
1988 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 20th Annual Conference: "Man and his Neighbor: General and Local Minhag
1988 Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Second International Seminar on Jewish Art: Originality and Plagiarism in the Printed Book
1987 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 19th Annual Conference: "Jerusalem in Jewish Art": Vision and Reality in Jerusalem of Fischach
1986 Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem: "King David – Figure and Symbol": The Image of King David in Jewish Art
1986 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 18th Annual Conference: "The Woman in Jewish Art": Crowns for the Virgin and the Bride
1985 World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem: 9th World Congress of Jewish Studies: Interrelations Between the Jewish and Christian Marriage in Medieval Ashkenaz
1983 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 15th Annual Conference: "Jerusalem in Jewish Art: Mementos from Jerusalem of the Nineteenth Century
1983 Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem: "Palestine in the Byzantine Period": Pilgrims' Metal Ampullae from Jerusalem: A Chapter in Christian Pilgrimage
1981 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 13th Annual Conference: "Passover Haggadot in Manuscript and Print": The Development of the Illustrations in Printed Haggadot
1981 Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem: "The Art and Craft of Oriental Jewry": A Unique Yemenite Niello Bracelet
1980 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, 12th Annual Conference: "The Art of the Oriental Synagogue": The Sephardi Synagogue in the Netherlands, England and the Americas

Publications
1. "A Unique Yemenite Niello Bracelet", Pe'amim 11 (1982), pp. 94-101 (Hebrew)
2. Index of Jewish Art, vol. 3: The Rothschild Miscellany 24, Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1983 (collaboration with Gabrielle Sed-Rajna and Bezalel Narkiss)
3. Book Editing: Ohel Moshe: A Centenary of the Neighborhood and its Synagogue, 1882-1982, Jerusalem: Misgav Yerushalayim for the Research of Sephardi and Oriental Jewry and the Center for Jewish Art, 1984 (editor and co-author) (Hebrew)
4. "Interrelations between the Jewish and Christian Marriage Customs in Medieval Ashkenaz", Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, D2: Art, Folklore, Theatre, Music, Jerusalem: World Congress of Jewish Studies, 1986, pp. 31-36
5. "The Coronation of the Virgin and of the Bride", Jewish Art 12-13 (1986/87), pp. 213-224
6. "Late Sixth-Century Metal Ampullae from Jerusalem", in: David Jacoby & Yoram Tzafrir (eds.), Jews, Samaritans and Christians in Byzantine Eretz Israel, Jerusalem: Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi, 1988, pp. 27-52 (Hebrew)
7. Exhibition Catalogue: Sie werden lernen von deinen Worten. Kostbare hebräische Bücher in der Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August-Bibliothek, 1988, 47 pp.
8. Exhibition Catalogue: Jüdische Scherenschnitte von Archie Granot, Braunschweig: Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, 1988, 24 pp. (co-author: Wilfried Knauer)
9. Exhibition Review: "Siehe der Stein schreit aus der Mauer: Geshichte und Kultur der Juden in Bayern" (Nürnberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 25.10.1988- 22.1.1989), Jewish Art 15 (1989), p. 119
10. "Der Traustein an der Urspringer Synagoge – Beispiel für einen wietverbreiteten Brauch", in: H. Bald (ed.), Das Projekt Synagoge Urpsringen, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1993, pp. 53-57
11. "Fischach and Jerusalem: The Story of a Painted Sukkah", Jewish Art 19/20 (1993/4), pp. 6-21
12. "Sukkah, South Germany, c. 1837", in: Iris Fishof (ed.), Jewish Art Masterpieces from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1994, pp. 76-77
13. "An Illustrated Minhagim Book Printed in Amsterdam: Simeon Levi Günzburg, Sefer Ha-Minhagim, Published by Uri Fayvesh Halevi", in: A.K. Offenberg, Emile G.L. Schrijver & Fritz J. Hoogewoud (eds.), Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana. Treasures of Jewish Booklore Marking the 200th Anniversary of Leeser Rosenthal, 1794-1994, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1994, pp. 36-37
14. Introduction to Exhibition Catalogue: "The Hanukkah Lamp – History of a Tradition", Hanukkah Lamps, Mané Katz Collection, Haifa: Mané Katz Museum 1995, pp. 6-13 (Hebrew)
15. Script for Film: "The Temple", in: Synagogues – Art and Heritage, Tel Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1995, video cassette, 10 minutes (Hebrew)
16. Script for Film: Jewish Art: Antiquity, Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Modern Era, Tel Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1995, video cassette, 32 minutes (Hebrew)
17. Encyclopedic Entry: "Barukh (Boris) Schatz", in: Zeev Tzahor (ed.), The Second Aliyah Book, vol. 3: Personages, Jerusalem: Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi, 1998, pp. 392-398 (Hebrew)
18. Encyclopedic Entry: "Efraim Moses Lilien", in: Zeev Tzahor (ed.), The Second Aliyah Book, vol. 3: Personages, Jerusalem: Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi, 1998, pp. 246-248 (Hebrew)
19. "Torah Binders from Denmark: A Preliminary Report", in: Ulf Haxen, Hanne Trautner-Kromann & Karen Lisa Goldschmidt Salamon (eds.), Jewish Studies in a New Europe. Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of Jewish Studies in Copenhagen 1994, under the Auspices of the European Association for Jewish Studies, København: Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 1998, pp. 229-240
20. "The Danish Torah Binders", in: Mirjam Gelfer Jørgensen (ed.), Jewish Art in Denmark – Jews in Danish Art, Copenhagen: Rhodos, 1999, pp. 362-411 (also Danish version: "Den danske toravimpler", Jødisk Kunst i Danmark – Jøder i Dansk Kunst, identical pagination)
21. "How Italian are the Venice Minhagim of 1593? A Chapter in the History of Yiddish Printing in Italy", in: Michael Graetz (Hrsg.) Schöpferische Momente des Europäischen Judentums in den frühen Neuzeit, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2000, pp. 177-205
22. "Linking the Past to the Future: A Centenary of Documenting Jewish Art", in: Julie-Marthe Cohen & Emile G.L. Schrijver (eds.), Presenting Jewish Ceremonial Art: Papers Read at a Symposium Organized by The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam and the Menasseh ben Israel Institute for Jewish Social and Cultural Studies on 8 October 1999, Amsterdam: The Jewish Historical Museum and the Menasseh ben Israel Institute for Jewish Social and Cultural Studies 2001, pp. 11-44
23. "Danish Torah Binders: Traditionalism and Uniqueness", in: Joseph Gutmann (ed.), For Every Thing A Season: Proceedings of the Symposium on Jewish Ritual Art, Cleveland: Cleveland State University 2002, pp. 102-131
24. "Gender in Woodcut and Engraving: Images from Jewish Venice at the Turn of the 17th Century (A Re-Examination of Sefer haMinhagim, Venice, 1593 and 1601)", in: Michael Graetz (Hrsg.), Ein Leben für die jüdische Kunst. Gedenkband für Hannelore Künzl, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter 2003, pp. 101-117
25. "Bernard Picart: Image, Text and Material Culture", in Julie-Marthe Cohen, Jelka Kröger, Emile G.L. Schrijver (eds.), Gifts from the Heart. Ceremonial Objects from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (Zwolle) 2004, pp. 82-96
26. "Chanting to the Hand: Tracing the Origins of the Torah Pointer (Some Preliminary Observations)", Studia Rosenthaliana 37 (2005), pp. 3-35
27. "‛May He Grow to the Torah...': The Iconography of Torah Reading and Bar Mitzvah on Ashkenazi Torah Binders", in: Ruth Langer & Steven Fine (eds.), Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue. Studies in the History of Jewish Prayer, Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2005, pp. 161-176 (Duke Judaic Studies Series, vol. 2: Proceedings of the Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue Project), pp. 161-176
28. Judaica Catalogue: Ausgewählte Objekte der Judaica-Sammlung des Jüdischen Museums Frankfurt am Main, in: Georg Heuberger (Hrsg.), Die Pracht der Gebote. Die Judaica-Sammlung des Jüdischen Museums Frankfurt am Main, Köln: Wienand, 2006, pp. 75-467
29. "Hebraiske ornamenter og labyrinter. Form og fri fantasi", Rambam. Tidsskrift for jødisk kultur og forskning 15 (2006), pp. 44-51 (Danish; English summary: "Ornaments and Labyrinths. A Unique Form of Scribal Art in Hebrew Manuscripts", pp. 166-167)
30. "Images Tell a Tale of Place and Time: A Methodological Study of Artwork in Service of Context", in: Andreas Lehnardt (ed.), 'Genizat Germania'—Hebrew and Aramaic. Binding Fragments from Germany in Context (Studies in Jewish History and Culture, vol. 28, Subseries 'European Genizah': Texts and Studies, Vol. 2), Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2010, pp. 41-60
31. "Rimon-Milgroim: Historical Evaluation of a Cultural Phenomenon", in: Birgit Johler, Barbara Staudinger (Hg.): Ist das jüdisch? Jüdische Volkskunde im historischen Kontext. Beiträge der Tagung des Instituts für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs und des Vereins für Volkskunde in Wien vom 19.-20.11.2009 im Österreichischen Museum für Volkskunde (Buchreihe der Österreichischen Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, 24). Wien 2010, pp. 569-595
32. "A Bear, a Wolf, and a Wedding Dance in an Early Modern German-Jewish Manuscript", Ann Arbor (MI): Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Frankel Institute Annual, 2010, pp. 12-14
33. "From Munich to Jerusalem: Dr. Heinrich Feuchtwanger's Salvation, Vision and Passion of Jewish art", in: Annette Weber (ed.), Jüdische Sammler und ihr Beitrag zur abendländischen Kultur der Neuzeit (Patronage and Collecting, a Tribute to Western Culture. Jewish Patronage and Modernism) (Schriften der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg, Bd. 14), Heidelberg: Universitäts-Verlag C. Winter, 2011, pp. 325-340
34. Co-Editor (together with Mark Irving and Emile Schrijver): Jewish Art in Context: The Role and Meaning of Artifacts and Visual Images, Studia Rosenthaliana 45, Peeters: Leuven-Paris-Walpole, MA, 2013 (165 pp.)
35. "Even Without a Colophon: Images as Agents of Bibliographic Data", Erfurter Schriften zur jüdischen Geschichte, Band 3: Bild und Text im jüdisch-christlichen Kontext im Mittelalter (Text & Image in a Jewish-Christian context in the Middle Ages), Weimar: Beier & Beran, 2014, pp. 66-79
36. "Dura Europos: Das Pompeij der syrischen Wüste und seine Synagoge", in: Raphael Gross et al., Im Licht der Menorah. Jüdisches Leben in der römischen Provinz, Frankfurt am Main-New York: Campus Verlag, 2015, pp. 386-398

Upcoming and Accepted for Publication
1. "The Lobed Maẓẓot: A Trialogue of Image, Text and Custom", in: Jean Baumgarten, Hasia Diner, Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig, Joseph Isaac Lifshitz (eds), Minhagim: Custom and Practice in Jewish Life, Berlin: De Gruyter (in print)
2. Thy Father's Instruction:Reading the Nuremberg Miscellany as Jewish Cultural History (Based on 80 Hs. 7058 of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg) Series: Diaspora: Jewish Life and Thought in Pre-Modern Europe), Berlin: De Gruyter (scheduled for 2015), ca. 400 pp.

Research in Progress
1. "The Mystery of the Empty Throne: Awaiting Elijah the Prophet", to be submitted in 2014
2. "The Godfather and Elijah the Prophet. On the Ashkenazi Circumcision Rites" (evolution of the custom and form of circumcision chairs), to be submitted in 2014
3. "The Crown of our Heads has Fallen: Some Mourning Customs of the Portuguese ews, to be submitted in 2014
4. The Invention of a Textual and Visual Printed Tradition: The Minhogim bukh by Shimeon haLevi Günzburg (Venice: Giovanni di Gara, 1593), collaboration with Jean Baumgarten, CNRS–EHESS, Paris (France), expected in 2017

Coordination of Conferences and Administrative Expertise
2015 Tel Aviv University, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, International research workshop: "Hadar Miẓvah: Aesthetics of the Jewish Neighborhood in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period"
2014 Tel Aviv University, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, International research workshop: "The Jewish Neighborhood in Christian Cities"
2013 Tel Aviv University, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, in conjunction with Erfurt Landeshauptstade Stadtverwaltung, Jüdisch Mittelalterliches Erbe Erfurt and Weltkulturerbe Erfurt, International workshop: "Synagogues, Eruv and Urban Space in Ashkenaz in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period"
2012 Tel Aviv University, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, in conjunction with the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Centre de Recherches Historiques (CRH, CNRS-EHESS, Paris), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), and the Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem (CRFJ-MAE), International Conference: "Minhagim: Custom and Practice in Jewish Life"
2010 Tel Aviv University, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, in conjunction with the Second Annual Conference of ASSEI, International Conference:"The Material Culture of the Jews in Italy"
2009 Tel Aviv University, Jewish Art and Visual Culture Research Project, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, and the Department of Art History: International Conference: "The First Junior Scholars Conference on Jewish Art"
2008 Tel Aviv University, Jewish Art and Visual Culture Research Project, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center: International Conference: "Jewish Art in Context: The Role and Meaning of Artifacts and Visual Images"
2002 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Department of Jewish Art: Fourth Conference on Jewish Art
2001 Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem: The 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, "Music in Jewish Art"
1997 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Department of Jewish Art: Third Conference on Jewish Art
1996 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Department of Jewish Art: Second Conference on Jewish Art
1995 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Department of Jewish Art: First Conference on Jewish Art
1985 Center for Jewish Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The First International Seminar on Jewish Art

Fields of Research
Interrelations between Art, Material Culture, and Custom (Minhag)
Interrelations between Jewish and Christian Art
Christian Hebraists and Jewish Visual Art and Material Culture
The Illustrated Hebrew (and Yiddish) Book: Manuscripts and Printed Books
Art, Culture and Custom of the Jews in the Germanic Lands
Art, Culture and Custom of the Jews in the Netherlands
Art, Culture and Custom of the Jews in Italy
Sephardim and Ashkenazim in Europe
History of Jewish Museology
Synagogue Architecture
The Rebirth of Jewish Art in Eretz-Israel
Re-Shaping Jewish Identity through Art: Responses to the Enlightenment and Emancipation

Language Proficiencies
Mother Tongue: Hebrew
Fluent: English, German
Working Ability: French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Yiddish

Membership in Professional Societies
2012- German Studies Association
2010- Imago: The Israeli Association for Visual Culture in the Middle Ages
2004- ICOM: International Council of Museums
1994- EAJS: European Association for Jewish Studies
1979-2010 Society for Jewish Art (Society abolished in 2010)
1988- World Union for Jewish Studies

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